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Animal health and nutrition

Like human health, animal health may be threatened by various pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites), some of which can also affect human health (zoonoses). ANSES contributes to the prevention and control of the major and emerging animal diseases affecting both farm animals and wildlife, and in doing so participates in the protection of public health.

The Agency assesses the health and nutritional risks of animal feed, the benefits of the products used, the treatment processes and the risks to humans of the consumption of animal-based foodstuffs. Via the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, ANSES is also the competent French authority for the assessment and management of veterinary medicinal product risks.

A memorandum of understanding in animal health and zoonoses

ANSES and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), the German Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop their scientific and technical partnership in the fields of animal health, welfare and zoonoses according to a "One Health" approach.

Both organisations' scientific teams are already taking part in numerous national and European joint research projects, first and foremost Horizon 2020, the European Commission's programme for research ...

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Published on 15/10/2021

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